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Fall Newsletter 2019

A Message From Your Chapter President
Dear Fellow Members,

The return of snarled post-Labor Day traffic and the onset of another exciting Patriots season, means the close of summer and the beginning of a very active fall season. That level of new activity is certainly in line with the pulse of our chapter as we head into the new season. Please take a few minutes to review the exciting array of course offerings lined up for the fall that are featured herein. A big thank you to our Programs Committee that does such a great job of finding topics of interest and great speakers that reflect so many important issues that healthcare leaders today must understand and embrace.

A warm welcome to all our new members and our new sponsor Cloudera. So glad to have all of you on board at ACHE of MA!

Lastly, I hope to see all of you at our Fall Conference on November 1st at the Needham Sheraton. Our topic on Social Determinants of Health is both timely and important as we work together to support our communities.

Happy Fall!
John Fogarty, FACHE

Congratulations Healthcare Leaders

At the June 2019 Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association Annual Meeting, the Massachusetts Chapter of ACHE recognized two healthcare leaders for their leadership skills, commitment to developing others, and active participation in local and state hospital, healthcare, and civic affairs. Karen Moore, FACHE, our Massachusetts Regent pictured below presented the awards.

Senior Healthcare Executive of the Year
David Blumenthal, MD, President of The Commonwealth Fund was honored as the 2019 Senior Healthcare Executive of the Year.

Early Careerist Healthcare Executive of the Year
Basel Tarab, Patient Relations Specialist at Boston Children's Hospital  was honored as the 2019 Early Careerist Healthcare Executive of the Year.

Podcasts Are Coming! 

ACHE of Massachusetts received a grant from ACHE to produce a series of healthcare podcasts. The series will be called "We Are ACHE of Massachusetts." The topics range from physician burnout, to patient engagement, to career development, to other interesting topics. Be on the lookout as the series will roll out late Fall!
Jordan Rich of Chart Productions records a podcast on physician burnout with Dr. Ali Raja, FACHE, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Diversity and Inclusion 

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will highlight monthly health care organizations who are striving to make a difference impacting the community while embracing their commitment to Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
Massachusetts General Hospital Diversity and Inclusion
At Massachusetts General Hospital we believe that because of diversity, we will excel; through inclusion we will respect. Our core mission is to think broadly about diversity and everything that makes this hospital unique. Together we work hard to make this hospital a diverse and inclusive place for healing, and providing the best care to every one of our patients regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, or sexual orientation. We aim to do this in a way that is dignified and respectful, while also supporting an environment that makes all members of our organization feel supported and valued.
Mass General's workforce diversity efforts officially started in 1992 with the formation of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, a first-of-its-kind center dedicated to enhancing the diversity of physician and scientist workforce and to promoting an inclusive and respectful hospital environment. 
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Fall Conference

Friday, November 1, 2019
7:00 AM - Noon
Sheraton Needham Hotel, Needham, MA

Keynote Speakers
  • Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPh, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Douglas Brown, President, UMass Memorial Community Hospitals and Chief Administrative Officer, UMass Memorial Health Care System
  • Abigail Averbach, MSc, Assistant Commissioner and Director, Office of Population Health, MA Department of Public Health
  • Nissa James, Ph.D., Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Philly Laptiste, Executive Director, Bowdoin Street Health Center
  • Dan Slater, MD, Chair of Pediatrics and Medical Director of Mass Health ACO Program, Atrius Health
  • Moderator: Jennifer Tomasik, Vice President and Principal, CFAR
  • AND Keynote Douglas Brown

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Thank You Chapter Volunteers!

Our chapter members volunteered their time on Saturday August 24th at Cradles to Crayons. In two hours they supported 150 children!

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play for free. 

The kids they help don't have shoes that fit. Or a coat warm enough to fend off winter winds. Or a backpack to carry their schoolbooks and supplies. Our volunteers inspected, sorted and packaged donations to be distributed to the children they serve. 

Welcome to Our Newest Sponsor
Thank you to all our sponsors. Take a look at the side bar on the left to see all the great companies that support ACHE of Massachusetts. They are instrumental in making our programs affordable to our members.
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Welcome New ACHE of MA Members
& Fellows

Congratulations to Kate Fitzpatrick, FACHE and Kevin Jourdain, FACHE who earned the Fellow Designation this quarter.

New members that joined in the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Chapter Regent Quarterly Letter

Dear ACHE of MA Colleagues,

Shifting Trends in Student involvement
In my first year as Regent for Massachusetts I formed a group to assist me to assess and understand the Higher Education Network (HEN) membership. At meetings of ACHE with Regents from across the country they report decreasing involvement of students and challenges connecting with programs as more study is online. It's no different in Massachusetts. Our tradition of visiting all programs and doing an in-person presentation on the benefits of ACHE membership and value of Fellow certification has fallen by the wayside. We set out to discover what was going on in our network and how we could more effectively connect with graduate students and faculty. I want to thank Christopher Louis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health, faculty representative to ACHE of MA, John Christoforo, FACHE, Nathan Burke, Erika Mortenson, David Reisman, FACHE and Richard Gregg for their invaluable insights and recommendations.

FACHE Recertification 

It's Never Too Late to Begin Planning
Earning the distinction of board certification in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow is a great career accomplishment. Whether you are one of the many members set to recertify this year or within the next three years, you can get a head start now to maintain this prestigious credential. To ensure that all Fellows maintain the integrity of the ACHE credentialing program, Fellows are required to recertify every three years. To continue demonstrating your professionalism, ethical decision making, competence, leadership, and commitment to lifelong learning, please be sure to recertify your FACHE credential by Dec. 31.
VisitMy ACHE to check your recertification status, including the current number of continuing education credit hours you have earned so far.